Members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the community of people seeking to advance work towards open and interoperable AR met on September 17, 2015 in Nottingham (UK) at the British Geological Society in conjunction with the Nottingham OGC TC meeting.

The presentations are linked to the session titles in the agenda and discussion notes are linked to the respective agenda topics below.​ 

Meeting Goals

The purpose of the OGC Augmented Reality Summit is to promote discussion among ecosystem stakeholders for the development of open and interoperable AR content and experiences. We will:  

  • Discover new barriers to data preparation, integration and interoperability for Augmented Reality viewing and discuss strategies to minimize their impacts
  • Learn of continuing and newly initiated activities relevant to open and interoperable AR  and
  • Discuss challenges to data preparation and integration for AR visualization which may be addressed via existing, new or emerging standards.  

To Participate in the OGC AR Summit

The OGC AR Summit is open to all individuals and organizations that seek to better understand the role of standards in development of Augmented Reality. Those planning to participate in the September 2015 OGC AR Summit should review the documentation of past meetings found via this page (go to “Past Events” table and find AR Community Meetings). Joining the mailing lists for the community is also highly recommended.

While this is an open meeting, advanced registration is recommended (see the next section). 

Registration and Fees

There is no fee, however, to participate in the OGC AR Summit, complete the online registration form.


For planning purposes, the draft AR summit agenda appears in the table.

Time Topics Speakers
8:00-8:30 AM Introductions, Welcome Host and participants
8:30 AM-9:00 AM How can AR use cases serve emerging and existing OGC standards groups?

AR Community Status Update

OGC members and participants
9:00 AM-9:45 AM Context for Discovery: introduction and status update from the AR Community Discovery Task Force Josh Lieberman, Christine Perey and Mikel Salazar
9:45 AM-10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM-10:30 AM

Enabling Augmented Reality Applications through Geospatial Registries

Gobe Hobona, Envitia
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Khronos Group glTF and 3D Compression Neil Trevett, President Khronos Group and VP of Mobile, NVIDIA
11:00 AM- 11:45 AM Discussion and development of action plans OGC members and participants
11:45 AM – 12 PM Summary and close Chairs


The OGC AR Summit will be conducted at the British Geological Society Environmental Science Center Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham  NG12 5GG United Kingdom.

Meeting Host

The OGC AR Summit host is the British Geological Society in conjunction with the Open Geospatial Consortium Technical Committee Meeting.


Meeting sessions and documents will be in English.

All notifications to participants will be made on this web page, to the AR Community Announcements mailing list, LinkedIn, OGC mailing lists and as well as on relevant blogs and industry mailing lists.

OGC AR Summit Co-chairs

If you wish to provide assistance to the community meetings and chair one or more sessions, please notify Christine Perey, chair.

Important Dates

Date                                    Event

 29 June 2015          Summit announced by OGC
24 August 2015   Draft agenda published
2 September 2015   Deadline for topic submissions
4 September 2015   Final agenda published
17 September 2015   Meeting opens at 8:00 AM
17 September 2015    Meeting closes at 12:00 PM

Comments or Questions?

Please address all comments and questions regarding the September 2015 OGC AR Summit via e-mail to Christine Perey, chair.